It is important to make sure that you are doing everything that you can in order to spot troubles with your septic tank so you can have it repaired as soon as possible. To help you do this, you might want to take a few moments to review the following signs to look out for.
The Ground Seems To Have Shifted
It is normal for the ground to shift or settle over time. However, this is usually such a slow process that you will barely notice it. Therefore, if you happen to see that the ground has shifted dramatically and it is right around your septic tank, you are going to want to have a specialist take a look at the condition of your tank. It could be that the walls or the top of the tank have caved in, which is allowing the ground to sink. There will also be septic waste leaking into your soil. This generally requires the complete replacement of the septic tank.
You Smell Rotten Eggs In The Air
Have you recently stood outside and noticed that there is a smell of rotten eggs in the air? It is likely coming from your septic tank. The smell might seem to come and go depending on how strong the wind is blowing and if any rain water might have washed out some of the septic waste and water that was making its way up to the surface of the ground. The septic waste causes that rotten egg smell, and the more present it is in your yard, the stronger that smell will become.
One Section Of Grass Is Growing In Record Time
Usually, as long as you cut all of your grass on the same day, you will notice that the majority of your grass will grow at the same speed. The only time there is a difference in growth of grass is when you have small patches of a different kind of grass that may be prone to growing quicker than what is growing throughout the rest of the yard. Therefore, if you happen to notice that there is a patch of grass above your septic tank that is growing much faster than it usually does, you might have a serious problem on your hands. It could be that there is a broken pipe, seal, or wall that is causing some of the septic waste to saturate the ground, which fertilizes it.
With all of that said, you should be able to determine whether or not you are in need of septic tank services. Don't hesitate to call a professional if you think something is wrong.
After dealing with a debilitating sewage flood a few years back, I decided to turn my attention to the proper care and maintenance of our septic tank. We had never spent much time trying to keep things in good shape, but we didn't want to deal with another sewage problem. To make things right, we met with the septic tank professionals and talked about how to keep our system in good shape. We worked hard to check for problems, and we called in the professionals at the first sign of trouble. Ever since then, we haven't had any issues. This blog is all about keeping your plumbing on point.